Economic Trends and Sectors to Watch in 2022
The Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani organized an online roundtable event entitled "Economic Trends and Sectors to Watch for in 2022" to review and discuss the findings and ongoing research of the Iraq Economic Review. The meeting included brief remarks from Ahmed Tabaqchali, senior research fellow at IRIS, who gave an overview of macro-economic trends, oil prices, the future of economic reform in Iraq as well as the lessons that should be learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic. Rania Baker, research fellow at IRIS, discussed industry and domestic production in Iraq. Abdurrahman Wahab, policy researcher at IRIS, and Nabil Al-Tamimi, independent economic and political analyst, presented an overview of the growth of private sector education in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. The meeting participants were political and civil society leaders.